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1 : the act of inquiring or examining
2 : a judicial or official inquiry or examination usually before a jury
: the finding that results from such an inquiry
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.